Coronavirus - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative 4:00 pm, 22nd June 2020

As obesity makes one more likely to suffer with Covid-19, and as more than half of people in the UK are obese, will the Government launch an all-out campaign this summer to reduce obesity by persuading people to put fewer calories into their mouth before the next pandemic arrives to kill even more people? Exercise is good for general health but will reduce weight only in grams, whereas eating puts on weight in kilos.